Vitamin D testing, monitoring and supplements to be available to pregnant women at no cost
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center will begin construction on the two story parking garage in the Spring of 2015. The new parking facility will be located on the south side of the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center located at 109 Bee Street, Charleston, SC 29401.
March is Red Cross Month, and the Red Cross is calling on ordinary people to become everyday heroes by giving blood. Join News 2 and 1250 WTMA for the Blood Drive Blitz on March 19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Omar Shrine Center, 176 Patriots Point St. in Mount Pleasant, and Summerville Baptist Church, 417 Central Ave. in Summerville.
Experts say that couples who are trying to conceive and are unsuccessful should consult a fertility specialist after six months. There are some silent but treatable medical conditions that could be to blame, like endometriosis. March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month.
Free Health Awareness Program to feature
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is proud to announce a partnership with Roper St. Francis Physicians Endowment to launch a health and wellness program called Move IT! Charleston County. This partnership leverages the medical expertise of physicians and organizations like the American College of Sports Medicine and the …
35.1% of children in South Carolina ages 2-17 are overweight or obese. This event will be the start of ongoing change to improve the statistics. Come run or walk to join in the fight against childhood obesity. This event is a 5K run/walk that will raise funds to benefit the Heart Health Program of MUSC’s Children’s Hospital and the …
American College of Surgeons verifies program for second time
One of the most important medical conferences in North America focusing on the field of Infertility Medicine is being hosted by Charleston’s own Coastal Fertility Specialists, March 5 – 8, 2015 at Belmond Charleston Place Hotel.
Researchers have completed an international randomized controlled trial showing that a specialized clot retrieval procedure, known as endovascular treatment (ET), can dramatically improve patient outcomes after an acute ischemic stroke. The study, led by researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and including MUSC …
College continues to improve quality of health care and the advancement of nursing research
Researchers to tackle lower back pain affecting millions of Americans
Five local celebrities have been named for the seventh annual Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball, which returns to the Charleston Marriott on March 13. The event raises funds for the American Lung Association (ALA) in South Carolina to provide lung health programs and advocacy in the coastal South Carolina region.
Mount Pleasant Town Council members will attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at Your Charleston Health, a holistic, wellness focused chiropractic office, located at 454 West Coleman Blvd. (behind the State Farm) on Saturday February 28, 2015, from 11am-2pm. The ceremony is part of a Grand Opening Celebration.
MUSC Children’s Hospital, one of the top children’s hospitals in the country, partnered with two Lowcountry radio stations, 103.5 WEZL …
Darius and Beth Rucker ask community to join in effort to build new hospital
With Gov. Nikki Haley and Mayor Joe Riley to his left and right, Benefitfocus co-founder Shawn Jenkins stands before the company’s brand-new …
Trident Health CEO Todd Gallati has issued a statement regarding the court ruling by the South Carolina Court of Appeals which favors two Certificate of Need applications representing both Trident Health and Roper St. Francis. The applications seek to build identical 50-bed hospitals 11 miles apart on Hwy 17A in Berkeley County.
The Vision Center at Seaside Farms and Planet Ballroom have joined forces to bring locals a free seminar on dry eye.
Gail W. Stuart, PhD, RN, FAAN, dean of the MUSC College of Nursing, has been appointed to a four-year term on the National Advisory Council of the …
Kool Smiles “Sharing Smiles” Sunday Event Gives Children a Reason to Smile
Dr. Rhett examines link between hormone levels and heart disease risk
Thanks to an agreement between the two Girl Scout councils in South Carolina and BlueChoiceŽ HealthPlan Medicaid, girls across the state will have a greater opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting.
MEDcare Urgent Care, an independently-owned and physician-directed urgent care practice, announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of ApprovalŽ for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation, by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally-recognized standards. The Gold Seal of ApprovalŽ is a symbol of quality that …
Top Walkers from 2014 honored
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and BlueChoiceŽ HealthPlan of South Carolina will increase hours at their retail centers and phone lines ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline for Open Enrollment. But the companies urge customers not to wait until the last minute.
The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a sufficient and diverse blood supply by giving blood this February.
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has appointed Shawn Stinson, M.D., vice president of clinical innovation and chief medical officer. He will lead BlueCross’ collaboration with the South Carolina medical community to transform health care to improve the individual’s care experience, improve population health and reduce costs. …
The Ralph H. Johnson VA was again rated a 5-Star medical center, the highest possible rating according to VA’s Strategic Analytics for Improvement and Learning Value (SAIL) model, and became the sixth fastest growing VA in the U.S. for percentage patient growth in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014. This rating, which ranks the …